Our Audio Transfer Service Lancaster
At Transfer Audio we have been transferring audio formats to CD and digital files for Customers in Lancaster since 2004, and over the years have had hundreds of satisfied customers. We can transfer Vinyl Records, Audio Reels, Cassettes, Micro Cassettes, Mini Discs and D.A.T Tapes.We only use high quality-maintained audio equipment to transfer your precious audio recordings directly to computer, we never use a USB connection or direct to disc to digitise your audio as this can result in a poor non-professional transfer.
Our transfer process involves transferring to computer via a fibre-optic digital cable also known as TOSLINK. We connect all our older analogue equipment to a Sony D.A.T tape recorder which is then connected directly to our computer using the fibre-optic cable. For transfers to Compact Disc, we will capture your audio at 16 bit 44.1kHz however for digital files we can capture up to 24 bit 48 kHz offering the highest quality available.
If choosing digital files, we convert to most audio formats including WAV, AIFF and MP3, however if you’re looking for a specific file format, we can encode your files to almost any audio file format. Once your digital files have been created, they can be put onto a USB drive or we can supply you a link for your files to be downloaded digitally.
As standard when transferring Vinyl, reels or cassettes we will also reduce the amount of background noise such as crackle and hiss at no extra charge. Although we can’t remove the noise completely, we can reduce it to improve the original recording.
What We Transfer
For transferring your vinyl records we use an Audio Technica LP5x which is capable of transferring all three speeds 33, 45 and 78, when transferring your 78rpm records we use a special stylus designed for playing only 78 records. We will also filter out the background cracks and pops from your record making it sound clearer however we won’t be able to remove it completely.
We use a Philips 4407 open reel tape recorder to transfer your ¼ inch audio reels. Reels can be recorded at three different speeds however that is not a problem for us as we can play reels recorded at all three speeds. Out of all the formats we transfer reels tend to have the most noise due to the technology at the time, so like the other services, we will filter out as much of the noise as possible without affecting the quality of the recording.
If required we will also fit new leader tape as most of the time the reels we receive don’t have any, all this is included in the cost of transfer meaning there are no hidden charges.
We use a Technics RS-BX601 cassette deck to transfer your audio cassettes to our computer. We will also filter out the background hiss from your audio cassette making it sound clearer however we won’t be able to remove it completely.
We use a Sony M-530V Micro Cassette Recorder to transfer your microcassettes to our computer. We will also filter out the background hiss from your audio cassette making it sound clearer however we won’t be able to remove it completely.
When transferring Minidisc, we use a Sony MDS-JE330 minidisc deck which is connected using the optical digital connection. Normally Minidiscs don’t contain background noise however if your recording has background hiss, crackle or pops we will filter as much of it out as possible.
When transferring D.A.T also known as Digital Audio Tapes we use a Sony DTC-750 deck which is connected via an optical digital cable connected using the optical digital connection. D.A.T tapes are normally used in recording studios or for live recordings and as such generally don’t require noise filtering however this can be performed if required.
If you have any questions then please get in touch by filling out the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call, our full contact details can also be found on our contact page.
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